Why they read what they read?

Poll: Bible, religious books most popular

A recent poll indicates that Americans are reading less than 4 books a year and women and senior citizens among them are avid readers.

What caught my attention was that fiction ( obviously) and religious books were popular reads.

Though the news report failed to mention who read what, I am letting my imagination run riot here.

I imagine women read fiction to escape from the mundane, whereas the elderly read religious books preparing themselves for questions at the pearly gate.

Is that why they read what they read?